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  • How to prevent a denial-of-service (DoS) attack

    While it may not be possible to fully eradicate the risk of DoS attacks from an enterprise, there are steps that infosec pros can take to prevent them. In this expert response, Mike Chapple gives pointers on how to prevent DoS attacks. 

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    Expert Mike Chapple reviews actions that you can take to protect yourself against large-scale DDoS attacks. 

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    If a hacker gains control of a router and then uploads a new configuration opening ports up for communication, it may be possible to place a rootkit on the internal network. In this IAM expert response, learn how this attack might happen, and how to ... 

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    Smurf attacks are one of the oldest denial-of-service tricks in a hacker's book. In this SearchSecurity.com Q&A, expert Mike Chapple explains whether such an attacks can do more than just slow your network down. 

  • Can service providers prevent DDoS attacks?

    The results of a DDoS attack can be crippling, but what are service providers doing about the threat? In this SearchSecurity.com Q&A, Ed Skoudis explains how innovative ISPs are raising the bar -- and malicious hackers are jumping right over it. 

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    In this Ask the Expert Q&A, our application security guru discusses how hackers exploit network vulnerabilities to attack your applications and what you can do to mitigate this risk. 

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    Our security management expert examines how the continual insider threat warrants the need for integrated security solutions and explains how creating a self-defending network helps meet this need. 

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